Dancing With the Stars Recap: The Ricki Lake Show

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On last week's Dancing With the Stars premiere, Chaz Bono stole the show, while Chynna Phillips and J.R. Martinez tied for first place after strong waltzes.

Who ended up in first this week? Did Chaz continue his decent, if not stellar dance moves? Who's in danger of following Metta World Peace out the door?

We have a new leader after Monday, and while it's none of the aforementioned three cast members, it's someone we considered a favorite going in ...

Ricki Lake, Derek Hough Picture

Derek Hough guided Ricki Lake right to the top of the leaderboard with a 23 Monday night, even though Len groused about wanting more jive content.

Just behind the Lake show was J.R., jumpin' and jivin' his way to a 22. Chynna stumbled a little and ended up two points back of the lead this week.

Also taking a step back was Hope Solo, whose timing and footwork were way off, and David Arquette, who ... we don't even know what that was.

As far as exceeding expectations, Rob Kardashian fared better with Cheryl Burke's take on the jive. So much so that he won a critical distinction:

"It's official!" hooted a happy Carrie Ann Inaba from the judges' panel. "Rob Kardashian is a better dancer than Kim Kardashian! No offense Kim!"

Not saying much, but hey. Baby steps.

Elisabetta Canalis' pretty lines bolstered her quickstep and helped her earn a score of 21, while Carson Kressley (18) was less than captivating.
Elisabetta Canalis and Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Kristin Cavallari and Mark Ballas
Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke

Kristin Cavallari cut the quickstep with Mark Ballas and continued to look smoking hot en route to a 22, although Len was less moved than Bruno.

A major surprise last night was Nancy Grace, who received better feedback and a score of 21, despite a routine that moved almost in slow-mo.

Finally, bringing up the rear, was Chaz Bono. Battling inflammation in his knee joints as well as two left feat, he's alone at the bottom with 17.

All three judges were thrilled with his attitude, but noted that the routine moved far too slowly. He's definitely in danger. Will America save Chaz?

Demi Lovato performs on the results show tonight. Who will be at risk along with Mr. Bono? Here's how the Dancing With the Stars scores look:

  • Ricki Lake & Derek Hough: 23
  • J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff: 22
  • Kristin Cavallari & Mark Ballas: 22
  • Chynna Phillips & Tony Dovolani: 21
  • Elisabetta Canalis & Val Chmerkovskiy: 21
  • Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus: 21
  • Rob Kardashian & Cheryl Burke: 21
  • Hope Solo & Maks Chmerkovskiy: 19
  • Carson Kressley & Anna Trebunskaya: 18
  • David Arquette & Kym Johnson: 18
  • Chaz Bono & Lacey Schwimmer: 17

Who do you think has danced his or her last routine? Do you agree with the handful of pairs on top? Comment below, and vote for who you think will win!

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Dancing with the Stars Quotes

We should have started dancing with one arm waaay before.

Cristian de la Fuente [following his injury, trip to the hospital and subsequent stellar performance]

I am not the best dancer, and I have not been the best dancer from the beginning. I am happy we made it this far.

Cristian de la Fuente